Today is World Kindness Day – a day meant to promote the random acts of kindness people do for others. But, why does this have to happen for only one day? Shouldn’t World Kindness Day be celebrated 365 days a year?
I’m currently reading the book Wonder (if you haven’t read the book, I highly recommend it!). In the book, the main character’s English teacher gives his students’ precepts. His first one is “when faced with the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.” How cool is that? Always choose the option to be kind no matter what. A helping hand is one of the best things you can give a fellow human being.
I challenge each of you to live out World Kindness Day all year long and complete random acts of kindness whenever you feel like it. Need some ideas to get start? Take a look below:
- Leave money on a vending machine for someone or unused coupons on store shelves
- Volunteer at your favorite nonprofit
- Pay for someone’s meal, groceries, tickets, etc.
- Run an errand for an older neighbor
- Reconnect with old friends
- Send coloring books to sick children in the hospital
- Write cards to senior citizens in a nursing home
- Plant a tree at the local park
- Insert coins into someone’s expired parking meter
- Find opportunities to give compliments
These are just some of the many kindness ideas. Let’s spread the challenge and make the world a kinder place! Share your random act of kindness with me on Twitter using the hashtag #365actsofkindness.
Wonder where we’ll be on November 13, 2018?
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.” – Princess Diana